Boom Gallows Help Redux

Here's an update on my boom gallows thoughts (see original posting for more):

I still like the look and feel of AVENGER's bronze gallows, but am leaning towards replicating them in galvinized steel. Here are two photos of DOROTHY LOUISE, another David Stevens schooner that has similar ones:

Mass Seeking Ernestina Proposals

We received the following notice from ASTA:

Attention ASTA members and friends,

The American Sail Training Association has received a notice from the Department of Conservation and Recreation for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts seeking proposals from qualified parties for the annual operation of the educational sailing program and tourist attraction programming for the schooner Ernestina.

Detailed information can be found by reviewing the request for proposal (RFP) posted on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts COMM-Pass system at (RFP # DCR-2005-0017).

All interested parties must submit their proposals no later than February 3, 2006. A bidders conference will be held on January 10, 2006 at 1300 at the New Bedford State Pier in New Bedford, MA. Questions should be directed to Brian Shanahan, Southeast Regional Director at 508-866-2580 X104.


( photo by Jeff Smith)

Owner: Robert & Roberta Pulsch, Port Monmouth NJ
Home Port: Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Designer: B.B. Crowninshield
Builder: R.J. Green Co. Chelsea, MA
Launched: 1911
Restoration: Robert Pulsch - 1996-2002


LOD 45'6"; LOA 53'; LWL 33'
Beam 9'2"; Draft 6'3"
Rig: Gaff Schooner; sail area 900
Construction: Frames: white oak; Plank/hull: white cedar, Garboard Planks: Honduras Maghogany; Fastenings: silicon bronze

Alden 309 Marilyn is For Sale

Alden 309K is currently for sale. Please see a description of her under Schooners.


Old Friends: Former long time owner Charles Hamblett driving Blackbird with current owner Peter Thompson The foredeck crew in 1993 Halyard Seaworthy Pecan on foredeck watch at the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta 1996 Halyard

Wing & Wing and Notice of Annual Meeting

Wing & Wing was mailed on Friday (12/30/05). The outside mailing label on Wing & Wing is coded to identify whether your dues are current, and in which month they are due. The label will also identify if your dues are past due, and what month you last paid. If there is no date the subscription is complimentary, and no dues are required. Instruction for submitting dues are in the Notice of the Annual Meeting, which is an insert page in W&W. The annual Meeting will be on Saturday February 4.

Peter Thompson

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